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  1. Comment - Letters

    Officials urged to launch campaigns to promote road safety in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... attention to matters relating to road safety. Not long after arriving in Hong Kong from overseas two years ago, I noticed the near reckless attitude most motorists have towards pedestrians. Pedestrians are vulnerable road users, and yet in Hong Kong they are treated by motorists like dogs and chickens in a third-world country. They have to run to avoid oncoming vehicles. Often, ...

  2. Threat of tsunami hitting Hong Kong is not that great

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the Pacific, the most likely earthquake source zone that may generate a tsunami to affect Hong Kong significantly is the Manila Trench over the South China Sea to the west of Luzon. Since ... a tsunami that was observed at San Esteban and south of Vigan in the Philippines but not in Hong Kong. Studies also revealed that there was no indication of a damaging tsunami affecting Hong Kong ...

  3. kevin sinclair's hong kong

    Posted Aug 13th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ponder this. In 1980, there were 294,805 registered vehicles in Hong Kong. There are now 585,077. In the same period, the number of drivers increased from 546,159 to 1,632,140. Yet while ... drivers and front-seat passengers had to don safety belts on October 1, 1983, there was a 28 per cent drop in the number of people hurt in accidents. Hong Kong Automobile Association president ...

  4. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... years of the early 1970s when 1,000 people a day arrived in Hong Kong. They came from villages across the Shenzhen River in rural Guangdong. Often their lives consisted of rice paddies, their main means of transport the family buffalo. They wandered through the streets of Hong Kong gazing in wonder. They did not take into account the whirlwind of fast-paced Hong Kong streets. Many ...

  5. Kevin Sinclair's Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... agencies, notably police and fire departments, want the public to be aware that Hong Kong could one day find itself in the front line in a terrorist attack. They want to educate the public about ... on Hong Kong. Throughout the South China Sea, container ships and fishing boats are sending out the traditional call; Save Our Souls. Storm damage has caused radiation leaks at the Daya Bay ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Egypt balloon crash bodies flown back to Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 07:48pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse The bodies of nine Hong Kong people who were among the 19 killed in a hot air balloon tragedy in Egypt last month were flown back to Hong Kong on Monday. The bodies of the five women and four men have arrived in Hong Kong and will be transferred to a public mortuary, a government spokeswoman said. The balloon was carrying 21 people at an altitude of 300 metres ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRAGEDY IN EGYPT

    Relatives of Hong Kong balloon victims gather at crash site in Egypt

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip in Luxor amy.nip@scmp.com Hong Kong mourners perform rituals and lay white chrysanthemums in field where loved ones died after viewing debris from explosion Grief of families at balloon crash site Relatives of the nine Hong Kong tourists who died in last week's hot-air balloon explosion made a tearful pilgrimage to the site of the disaster in Egypt yesterday. ...

  8. Well done, Hong Kong- but we can do better

    Posted Jan 12th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... means to assist the reconstruction efforts. Nature's merciless destruction may seem foreign to most Hong Kong people, yet it has not damped our fervour to help. Private donations have ... political groups- has raised more than $6.5 million alone. But Hong Kong's official foreign aid programme, in the form of the Disaster Relief Fund set up by the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - FERRY DISASTER

    Hong Kong shares ferry victims' agony as mourning draws to a close

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Cheng

    ... was Candy Law Suk-ling and her daughter Katie, who is Tsui's age. "Even though Hong Kong is just a small city, I've really felt that everyone was united in the face of disaster," ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ROAD SAFETY

    Hong Kong experts say cushions can fix flawed flyover dividers

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... roads," the engineer said. The cab plunged about 10 metres down and landed on its roof, trapping 55-year-old driver Wong Siu-kong inside. He was declared dead at the scene. A police officer said ...




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